“We are delighted to add Ethiopian, Africa’s largest carrier, as a new customer,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation. “This transaction builds on our position in the African market and supports Ethiopian’s expansion plans.”
Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said, “Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to establish a new partnership with BOC Aviation and receive the Boeing 737-800 aircraft on lease. We will be deploying the new arrival to our strategic partner ASKY Airlines to enable it to expand its operation across and beyond its extensive West and Central Africa network. As a global airline, Ethiopian will eye for further partnership with BOC Aviation and other industry players.”
BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 681 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 93 airlines in 44 countries and regions worldwide as at 30 September 2023. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin.
In its 77 years of successful operations, Ethiopian Airlines Group (Ethiopian) has become one of the African continent’s leading carriers. Ethiopian operates the youngest and most modern fleet to more than 150 domestic and international passenger and cargo destinations across five continents. Ethiopian’s fleet category consists of ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Boeing 737s, 777s, 787s, Airbus A350-900 and Bombardier Dash 8-400 with an average fleet age of seven years. Awarded Skytrax’s ‘Best Airline in Africa Award’ for six consecutive years, the airline has been a Star Alliance member since 2011.